You may remember a while back I cut apart a vintage lace shift dress, very 60's shapeless, that had some damage and was missing the zipper and lining when I rescued it from the Goodwill Outlet bins. I used the top for the bodice of this dress, but I was sure to save enough on the bottom for a potential future project.
And it came time for that project! Obvs, lace is everywhere this year, and there is pretty crappy lace selection at JoAnn and from new manufacturers--often, so scratchy and thin! But, in the stores, there are great lace pieces, and here are some inspiration images on some lovely style bloggers, in case you're not sure what I mean!
Lots of prettiness, eh?? I love that a lace skirt doesn't have to be racy or lingerie-ey. They're fun for daytime, too!
With that in mind, I cut up the bottom half of the vintage dress and used a small piece of greyish twill that I had laying around. I used New Look 6003, slim fit, no darts in the front, and just barely had enough lace! I used a black cotton sateen for the contrast waistband, which I think gave it a nice contrast.
And, I took my own blog pics of it--still feeling very proud of my tech-saavy! ;)
Gettin' sneaky with the remote... ;)
What do you think? It doesn't look too evening-ey, right? The lace is pretty thick/substantial, and that extra layer of twill makes it really wearable, not thin-feeling at all! I already wore it to work once, with a plain black sweater on top, but I'd love to branch out.
Do you have any lace pieces? How do you wear them for daytime?